A knowledge-based economy landscape: implications for tertiary education and research training in Australia

Davis, Heather, Evans, Terry and Hickey, Christopher 2006, A knowledge-based economy landscape: implications for tertiary education and research training in Australia, Journal of higher education policy and management, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 231-244.

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Title A knowledge-based economy landscape: implications for tertiary education and research training in Australia
Author(s) Davis, Heather
Evans, Terry
Hickey, Christopher
Journal name Journal of higher education policy and management
Volume number 28
Issue number 3
Start page 231
End page 244
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1360-080X
1469-9508
Keyword(s) Higher education
Summary This paper discusses the higher education sector’s role in knowledge-based economy though research training, that is, doctoral education. It also examines how a Faculty of Education supports its doctoral candidates in their endeavours to become ‘knowledge producers’. Two themes are explored: one is Australia’s limited investment in education by international standards; and the other is the research training needs and circumstances of doctoral candidates who are located in professional and workplace contexts. The paper discusses the role of online support and a Doctoral Studies in Education (DSE) online seminar program to support primarily off-campus, part-time mid-career professionals. These are typical of many of Australia’s doctoral candidates. E-learning is examined as part of a comprehensive support and research training strategy for doctoral candidates studying at a distance. We discuss the sorts of opportunities and experiences our candidates receive and the extent to which they are readied to work effectively in a knowledge-based economy.
Language eng
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Association for Tertiary Education Management
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003539

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